Thailand, China, T O Ot Thailand discussed on The Takeaway
Type of power power that important school. Cassettes are university in the state of Chirace was chosen by. Thailand's government to be the first to test when the country's first five G testbed was announced. Little porn says one company beat the competition to get in on it. Aplomb the gone way was faster than the others. They invested millions of dollars setup there. Quin KOMO testing in the coming weeks. Amidst of five G induce construction boom on campus, while we has already established its own office, the university also provided offices to telecom companies Ericsson and Nokia, but they said empty Holly says it's been busy securing at least thirty commercial five G contracts around the world Jit LA Atanas chairs the strategy committee for T O OT Thailand state owned telecommunications company, which owns most of the country's telecoms towers. He says while he's low prices and high quality equipment are attractive to developing country like Thailand everybody in Thailand. No the market with maybe fifty percent on the private jet who also helps run the economic zone. That's testing five G for Thailand says he's aware of suspicions about how while we could use its equipment to enable Chinese espionage. But he says he's not worried about spying as much as he is about hallways bargain. Basement prices beating out the competition and threatening to become a monopoly over the five G market in Thailand, the fact that they have much lower prior-. They'll kill all the competitors. Some people in Thailand do concern that what happened after that? If the market left, a tightness company equal if as Jit says Thailand is left with only one Chinese company dominating five g the results will be pretty clear says Benjamin Suwalki author of Thailand shifting ground between the US and a rising China as the title of his book suggests the walkie sees Thailand, shifting its alliances from the US to China as Chinese investment in the region reaches historic levels. While we even though it's a private company has close ties to China's government. And if while we continues to win five G contracts in the country. So Ocoee says China will likely use that to solidify its influence over the country the extent to which this five G technology is going to control not only telecommunications. But so many other things that are absolutely fundamental to any society's ability to function and governance self means that well, we better stay on side with with China because if we don't their ability to manipulate our economy are. Infrastructure, our energy, sources, our databases, etc. Becomes that much greater so wacky says the US should be concerned because of Thailand strategic location? The Trump administration changed the way it referred to this region from Asia Pacific to the Indo Pacific. Thailand is at the center of that geographically is right in the middle. And so while it tries to maintain positive relationships with both countries that sort of neutrality is not something it's going to be able to gift itself forever, especially he says if it's being forced to choose in the event of a conflict between the US and China with a Chinese company controlling all communications and interconnections between machines the fear. Is that choice will have already.